Call for Postdoctoral Applications – Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

The goal of our postdoctoral research training program is to produce highly skilled research scientists who have the potential for leadership in gerontological research. In the Duke Research Training Program (RTP), much of the training for each fellow is provided by that person’s faculty mentor(s) in a research apprenticeship program. A fellow carries out his/her own research as a junior colleague in the mentor’s research program or laboratory. In addition to working in their mentors’ programs, all fellows attend a weekly interdisciplinary didactic seminar. Of the 6 slots, we will award 3 one-year fellowships and 3 two-year fellowships. Directions for composing an application are available if you click on Application Process in the list to your left. Any general inquiries or specific questions should be directed to Dr. Deborah T. Gold, Co-Director of the program, at or 919-660-7530. We can begin filling these slots immediately, and they must be filled no later than August 31, 2016. Fellowships can begin any time within the budget year and will run for one calendar year. Those awarded two-year slots will be reviewed for reappointment after 1 year. The preferred deadline for applications slotted to receive funding from the 9/1/15-8/31/16 funds is MARCH 1, 2016. However, if there are special circumstances that would preclude meeting that deadline, please contact Dr. Gold ( and explain.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you know others who may be interested in this opportunity, please send them the URL of this announcement: We do try to review applications on a rolling basis, so it will be to your advantage to submit as soon as possible.